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Roberts Creek Pier: Earth Day 2024

Come join us to celebrate Earth Day down at the Roberts Creek Pier Sunday, April 21st from noon-5pm!

Booksale at the Library in the Heart of the Creek from noon-3pm
Clothing swap by Wolfpup Studios – 1 bag maximum – email wolfpups.studio@gmail.com for early drop off.

List of booths:
RCCA booth;
Information booths;
Conscious vendors;
Kidz Zone.
Food from:
All Thaied Up;
Semir’s Hot Dog Cart;
Mamma Musey’s Pierogies;
Sushma’s Samosas;
Kitchen Classics;
Little Spoon Ice Cream;
Izzy’s Cotton Candy;
Bite Me Mini-donuts;
On Stage!
Control Group;
Mr. Doug;
Dally Mon;
Bae Baracus;
Sam Pulpo;
Water Talks from:
Stream Keepers;
Sunshine Coast Conservation Assoc;
Area Director Justine Gabias;
TraC Bike Valet and Tune-Up station!
It’s only with the help of volunteers that these events happen!
Volunteers sign up https://volunteersignup.org/DPJ4E

Gibsons Public Library: Book Club: Doppelganger

Come join our discussion of Doppelganger: A Trip Into The Mirror World, Naomi Klein’s thought-provoking new book about the digital hall of mirrors and political silos of our modern world.

Free but space is limited. Register online or call the Library.

Poetry Reading: Poets Abounding!

Celebrate National Poetry Month’s “Weather ” theme with original interpretations by local poets: Fran Bourassa, Jane Covernton, Monica Davis, Jon Eriksson, Atma Frans, Maggie Guzzi & David Phillips, Heidi Greco, Ross Harry, Rosella Leslie, Catherine McNeil, Anne Miles, Rosa Reid, Edith & Sheila Weaver.
Free but in-person space is limited; register online or contact the library.
Also accessible live via Zoom from our website.

Ancestors in the News!

Dig for treasures in the past! Learn how the free historical newspaper collections available at the above locations can help you with your genealogical research.
Presentations by:
Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives
Gibsons & District Public Library
Sechelt Public Library
Presented at the Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives 716 Winn Rd, Gibsons
Free but space is limited. Contact the Gibsons Library or register below.

Documentary Film: The Biggest Little Farm

John and Molly Chester traded city life for 200 acres of barren farmland, and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Over 8 years they discover a biodiverse design for living, in this award-winning documentary film. (2018, 91 min, rated PG)
Free but space is limited; register online or contact the Library.

Poetry Aloud Allowed: Poems and word play performed by Richard Austin

Richard Austin
Would often get lost in
Some Poet’s musing
On loving and losing.
Local actor and poet Richard Austin will treat us to selections of his favourite poems, from the ridiculous to the sublime. Free but in-person space is limited; register online or contact the Library.

Poetry/Jazz Performance: The Jacquie Allan Jazz Trio

“Jazzing the Language”
With joy and esteem, celebrate the connected families of jazz and poetry for Poetry Month.
Jacquie Allan: vocals
Budge Schachte: jazz guitar
James Meger: bass
Free but space is limited; register online or contact the Library.

Documentary Film Screening: s-yéwyáw: Awaken

Ecko Aleck of the Nlaka’pamux Nation (Lytton, BC,) Alfonso Salinas of the shíshálh Nation (Sunshine Coast, BC,) and Charlene SanJenko of Splatsin of the Secwépemc Nation (Shuswap, BC,) are learning and documenting the traditional cultural teachings and legacies of their Elders, including the impacts of genocide resulting from Canada’s Indian Residential School (IRS) system. Infused by Indigenous ceremony, s-yéwyáw: Awaken walks alongside the process of intergenerational healing.
Alfonso Salinas, Charlene Sanjenko, and director Liz Marshall will attend the screening for Q&A.
Free but space is limited. Register online or contact the Library.

Author Reading: Jan DeGrass

Local author Jan DeGrass reads from her new historical novel, Winter of Siege, the story of a young woman braving the siege of Leningrad in WWII. Free but in-person space is limited; register online or contact the Library.
Also accessible live via the Zoom link on the library’s website.

Author Reading: Marion Crook

Local author Marion McKinnon Crook reads from her new memoir, Always On Call: Adventures in Nursing, Ranching and Rural Living, a sequel to her first memoir Always Pack A Candle: A Nurse in the Cariboo-Chilcotin.
Free but in-person space is limited; register online or contact the Library.
Also accessible live via the Zoom link on the Library’s website.

Electric Vehicles: SCEVA Information Session

Are you curious about electric vehicles and want more information? Or are you an EV owner who would like to connect with others? Come learn more from the Sunshine Coast Electric Vehicle Association (SCEVA).
Free but space is limited; register online or contact the Library.
Also accessible live via the Zoom link on the Library website.

OPPORTUNITY: Seeking poets for group reading Apr 17

April is National Poetry Month, and this year’s theme is Weather. Wed Apr 17, 6:30-8:00 pm, Gibsons Library will hold a group reading of selected poets, each reading their own weather-related poems for up to five minutes. We invite any Sunshine Coast poet to send us one or two of their weather-related poems, by March 7th. We will let everyone know our selections on Mar 8th. Please email poems to Lise: LKreps@gibsonslibrary.ca. Thank you!

Freedom to Read Open Mic

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Canada’s Freedom To Read Week, you’re invited to come read aloud (for up to 5 minutes) from your favourite book, for adults, teens, or children, that has been banned or challenged in libraries or schools. Or just come enjoy the freedom to listen. Looking for a banned book to read? We have many in the library! Find books for both adults and kids on our Challenged Books list. In-person space is limited: registration is recommended if you wish to read. Contact the Library or register below
Also accessible live on Zoom.

Digital Resources Workshop

Did you know you can get thousands of downloadable or streaming books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, movies, language lessons, and more — all for FREE, with your Gibsons & District Public Library card?
Get more out of your devices, new or old. Bring your device to this hands-on workshop, and come learn how!
Free but space is limited; registration is required. Please register below or contact the library.

Speed Date a Book

Romance! Fantasy! Mystery! Adventure! Fascinating lives! Amazing discoveries! And all between the covers.

Real life may not always live up to our hopes, but new reads can open up whole new worlds. Bring one favourite book that you often recommend to your friends—fiction or nonfiction, new or old. Come have fun sharing answers to questions about books you’ve read, and discover some great new reads. We’re speed-dating the books, not the humans, but you might even make some fast friends, whether paper or people.
Free but space is limited; advance registration is required. Register below.
For more information, email Lise: LKreps@gibsonslibrary.ca

Free Income Tax Clinics for Eligible Clients

Fridays to April 26. Are you eligible for a free 30 minute income tax help appointment from a volunteer?
Eligible income limits: Individual up to $45,000; Family up to $55,000 per couple, plus $2,500 for each additional dependent. Couples must provide complete tax information for both spouses. No employment expenses, self-employment income, interest income over $1000. Registration is required for in-person appointments: call the Library at 604-886-2130. Drop-off service is also available. More info on our website.

Capilano Universe: Luis Medina on Julio Cesar Oliva’s Guitar Music

Julio Cesar Oliva, classical guitar composer and performer, is considered to be one of the greatest in the history of guitar in Mexico. Luis Medina’s lecture-recital will shed light on Oliva’s incredible life and career and offer a glimpse into his compositional output, exploring samples from his solo works to chamber music. Founder of the Vancouver Classical Guitar Festival, Luis Angel Medina (M.Mus) is an avid performer and teacher across North America. Now serving as a guitar instructor at CapU, Luis supports music students in pursuing their degrees and careers in music. Free! In person and livestreamed on Zoom. More information and registration on our website.

Scrabble Tournament

Join the fun at this free Scrabble tournament! Round-robin: everyone gets to play four 2-person games. Teens and adults, all levels welcome. Book prizes for all, and a grand prize of a book store gift certificate!
Limited to 12 players; advance registration is required. Contact the Library to register or register below by March 14th.
For more information, call the tournament master Vern Giesbrecht at 604-886-7226 or email Lise: LKreps@gibsonslibrary.ca

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